Attorney General Doug Gansler is expected to formally enter the race for governor today, but that hasn't stopped Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Howard County Executive Ken Ulman from pushing their achievements.
If anything, Brown and Ulman are highlighting some of their biggest news of the campaign season this week.
On Monday, the Brown/ Ulman campaign released a survey by Garin-Hart-Yang that found 43 percent of primary voters support them, with Gansler at 21 percent and Del. Heather Mizeur of Montgomery County with 5 percent of the vote.
Justin Schall, the campaign manager for Brown Ulman, said the survey showed momentum is in their favor.
At the same time, the Brown Ulman campaign announced the endorsement of Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Dist. 3).
"[Brown]is a proven and resourceful leader who will keep Maryland's recovery on track with investments in infrastructure and education," said Sarbanes, in a statement.
Sarbanes joins a host of Maryland Democratic politicians who have endorsed Brown. Other politicians include Gov. Martin O'Malley, Sen. Barbara Mikulski, Congressman Elijah Cummings, Congresswoman Donna Edwards, State Senate President Thomas "Mike" Miller, Jr. and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.
Gansler, on the other hand, is scheduled to take a 17-stop announcement tour starting this week to raise his profile.
According to the Washington Post, the attorney general "has been dismissive" of the endorsements Brown Ulman have received.
He told the Post, "Up to this point, it's been sort of the establishment and the machine against the people of Maryland, the real people, and real ideas," said Gansler.